How to force quit an app on iPad in iOS 11

How to force quit an app on iPad in iOS 11

Here’s how you force quit apps on your iPad in iOS 11.

Ever since iOS 7, you’ve been able to open the app switching interface on your iPhone or iPad and swipe up on an app in order to force it to close completely. Now, with the arrival of iOS 11, that process has changed, but only slightly thanks to the addition of a new option.

How to force quit an app on iPad in iOS 11

Force quitting an app on an iPad running iOS 11 still follows the same process as before, but it looks a bit different thanks to the new multitasking layout.

  1. Double-click on your iPad’s Home button
  2. Find the app you want to quit in the app switcher.
  3. Swipe up on the app that you want to force quit.

    Double-click Home button, find the app, swipe up on it

How to force quit an app in iOS 11 on the iPad using a gesture

On an iPad running iOS 11, you can also use a gesture to help you force quit an app.

  1. While in an app, swipe up from the bottom of the screen with one finger.
  2. When the Dock appears, keep swiping to open up the app switching interface and Control Center.

    Swipe up from bottom of screen, keep swiping

  3. Find the app you want to quit in the app switcher.
  4. Swipe up on the app that you want to force quit.

    Find the app, swipe up on it

That’s all there is to it. Now you have one more option for starting the force quitting process, and you can also access Control Center during this process if you need to.

Questions?

If you’ve got any questions about force quitting apps on your iPad in iOS 11, be sure to let us know in the comments.

Update September 2017: Added screenshots, cleaned up the language to reflect the process in the final release of iOS 11.

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